Dakota Moyer

UNC Championship Signs Upset NC State Fans

Following UNC’s men’s basketball national championship last year, the N.C. Department of Transportation erected signs along highways within the state to celebrate the team’s success. But, based on social media reaction, that is not sitting well with other fanbases across the Tar Heel State. The NCDOT has a program allowing for universities to pay for signs to be placed on interstates following a national championship victory. Much like Carolina, Duke has a sign in Durham, at the city’s border with Chapel Hill, celebrating the school’s various sports titles. South of the border, Clemson University recently installed signs to celebrate...

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Adopt-A-Pet: Libby

Today’s Adopt-A-Pet is Libby from Orange County Animal Services! Libby appears to be a female tan and white German Shepard mix who has been at the shelter since February 5. The staff shelter thinks she is about two years old. Ear scratches were the only way I could get Libby to look at the camera! Libby is today’s #AdoptAPet from @orangecountyanimalservices! She is a female German Shepard mix whose adoption fee has been fully sponsored! She is looking for a forever home today! 🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶 . . . . . #adopt #adoptapet #dog #germanshepherd #dogintheoffice #adoptdontshop #adoption #orangecounty #animalservices #dogsofinstagram...

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Chapel Hill’s Biggie the Pug wins Toy Group at Westminster Dog Show

A local Chapel Hill dog won the Toy Group competition at the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City last week. Handled by Esteban Farias for owner Carolyn Koch, “Biggie” the Pug took home the title in a field of 23 Best of Breed winners that comprised the group. The three-year-old male’s official name for the competition was GCHS Hill Country’s Puttin’ On The Ritz and was bred by Kristy and Kevin Ratliff. Here’s Biggie! #WKCDogShow pic.twitter.com/MqRJKOxZqW — Westminster Dog Show (@WKCDOGS) February 13, 2018 “Winning a Westminster Group is the culmination of years of hard work, training,...

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Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman is a Fan of UNC

Chadwick Boseman is one of Hollywood’s most famous actors, most recently staring as T’Challa/Black Panther in Black Panther. He will reprise his role in the much-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War later this year. But before the red carpet premier of Infinity War, perhaps he can catch a game at the Dean Dome. While on set with ESPN’s First Take, Boseman revealed to the hosts that he is an avid Carolina fan. Always welcome in the Smith Center, @chadwickboseman! #CarolinaFamily #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/eNOrTJhGH4 — Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) February 16, 2018 Of course, it’s a good time to be a Carolina fan. After a rough stretch with...

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Chapel Hill’s Superchunk Releases New Album

Local indie rock band Superchunck released their new album today, titled “What a Time to be Alive.” Formed in 1989, Superchunk has been a staple of the Chapel Hill music scene since their foundation. The band, composed of singer-guitarist Mac McCaughan, guitarist Jim Wilbur, singer-bassist Laura Ballance and drummer Jon Wurster, released their first album (“Superchunk”) back in 1990 and have traveled the globe to promote their music ever since. After taking a short break in 2001, “What a Time to be Alive” marks the band’s third album since 2010. The band’s newest album is heavily influenced by the current...

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Local Chefs Nominated for James Beard Award

The James Beard Foundation released its 2018 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists this week, nominating everything from best up-and-coming chef to best restaurant. While the Chapel Hill area does not possess the expansive restaurant scene that New York and Los Angeles have, the foundation still managed to find a few hidden gems in the local area. In the category of Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, Sean Lilly Wilson of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham was nominated. Wilson is the founder and Chief Executive Optimist of Fullsteam and has been previously nominated for this award. For Rising Star Chef of the...

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Adopt-A-Pet: Elsa and Kristoff

Today’s Adopt-A-Pet(s) are Elsa and Kristoff from Paws4Ever in Mebane, NC! Elsa and Kristoff are both baby pit bull terriers and were super excited to visit our studio today. They are both three months old and have recently become available for adoption. Because they are so young, they are playful and curious, but still timid around people. Today’s #AdoptAPets are Elsa and Kristoff from Paws4Ever in Mebane, NC! They are both baby pit bull terriers and were super excited to visit the studio today! Check out the link in our bio for more information on how to adopt them...

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How Former UNC Star Vince Carter became ‘Vinsanity’

The day of February 12, 2000 started as any other normal day would. Oakland awoke to a chilly and rainy morning. With the NBA All-Star Weekend in town, basketball stars, coaches and legends had descended upon the Bay Area to partake in the festivities. Few knew that the 2000 dunk contest would be perhaps the best performance of athletic ability in modern history. It started, and ended, with Vince Carter’s performance. The winner of the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, Carter had established himself as a superstar in the making in Toronto. His dazzling dunks made him...

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Duke-UNC Rivalry Extends Beyond Basketball

UNC hosts Duke tonight in one of the best rivalries in sports and, as always, residents of Chapel Hill and Durham are at each other’s throats. Two entities that are getting into the playful banter this year are two visitors bureaus for the individual cities. Durham got things started early with a friendly wager on tonight’s game. Hey, @visitchapelhill. We heard there was an important basketball game happening tonight. How about whoever loses writes a nice poem about the other city? You in? #DukeVsUNC🏀 📸s via @laurelcosima and @Christglider on Instagram pic.twitter.com/DuWiJUjoJy — Durham, NC (@DurhamNC) February 8, 2018...

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UNC Football Signs Talented 2018 Recruiting Class – Defense

Despite a poor year on the field, Larry Fedora and UNC are putting the finishing touches on a talented recruiting class. Part of that success can be attributed to the collection of players that the Tar Heels signed on defense, which will help the team rebound in the 2018 season and build for the future. We have compiled scouting reports on every defensive player that Carolina has signed this year. As more recruits continue to commit and sign letters of intent, we will update this story. Already Enrolled 3-star OLB Matthew Flint (6-1, 213) A versatile athlete, Flint is...

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